THE VATICAN, Italy (The Adobo Chronicles®) – Pope Francis is back in The Vatican after his successful visit to Cuba and the United States.
Unknown to many, the Pontiff had originally wanted to enter the United States from Mexico, crossing the U.S. Border between Tijuana and San Diego via a rented Fiat. It was a gesture that Francis wanted to undertake as a way of shining the spotlight on the issue of immigration.
Unfortunately, the plan did not materialize because of some passport and visa problems.
The pope has a Vatican passport which allows him to travel anywhere in the world as a head of state. But he also recently renewed his Argentine passport and national identity card.
Because entering the U.S. via Mexico was not part of his official itinerary, the Pope could not use his Vatican passport. He had to use his Argentine passport and needed an entry visa for the U.S.
Argentina is not among the countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) of the United States. The VWP exempts citizens and passport holders of the participating countries from visitor visa requirements.
Because the Pope’s decision to enter the U.S. through Mexico was last-minute, he didn’t have enough time to apply and secure a U.S. visa using his Argentine passport.
The immigration system of the United States is so broken that even the Holy Father is not immune from the strict and sometimes ridiculous visa requirements to visit the land of opportunity.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Realizing that he won’t be able to force Mexico to pay for the great wall that he wants to build along the U.S. southern border, Republican presidential candidate and frontrunner Donald Trump has revised his anti-immigration policy proposal.
Trump now wants to sell California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas back to Mexico and use the money to pay for a new U.S. border wall north and east of these states.
Up until 1848, California and its neighboring southwest states were internationally recognized provinces of free Mexico, until the U.S. decided it wanted those provinces, declared war on Mexico and stole them.
“I am a businessman and I make decisions based on what’s good for business,” Trump said. “Americans and Mexicans both will thank me for it. It will finally put to rest America’s dragged-out immigration problem without costing us a cent.”
This new policy could very well be Trump’s ticket to The White House.
SACRAMENTO, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Forget about the proposed ballot initiative creating four Californias. How about making the Golden State an independent republic?
It’s just a matter of time before the world’s eighth largest economy will become a country separate from the rest of the United States.
Already, there is a growing consensus especially among the Republicans that a great wall be built between California’s southern border with Mexico.
Now, a grassroots movement is fast gaining momentum to build a similar border between California and Oregon, which would mean the only thing left to do is to build an eastern border between California and its neighboring states, Nevada and Arizona.
The Oregon grassroots movement is fast taking shape in the real estate business. Oregonians blame Californians for the sharp rise in home prices in their state.
‘For Sale’ signs posted in front of houses for sale in Oregon now include a mandatory ‘No California’ warning, meaning that purchase offers from Californians will not be entertained by home owners and real estate brokers.
In recent years, there has also been a significant increase in the number of Californians moving to Oregon. ‘Californians are taking over our state,’ one long-time resident of Oregon told The Adobo Chronicles®.
Oregon’s state assembly is in the process of drafting a new law that would authorize the building of a border wall with California to prevent further migration from south of the Oregon border.